prachi baidwrote on Jul 23 2009 2:46PM
Kabir Bedi was born on January 16, 1946. He is an internationally acclaimed Indian television and film actor.
his film and television career has spanned across India, the United States and many European countries. He is noted for his role as Emperor Shah Jahan in Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story. He is best known in Europe for playing the pirate Sandokan in mini TV series and for his role as Gobinda in the 1983 James Bond film, Octopussy. He is very popular in Italy in particular, and is fluent in Italian.Kabir Bedi began his career in Indian theatre and then moved on to Hindi films. He also worked in a couple of Hollywood films and some television programmes in Europe
Bedi married three times and has three children, Pooja, Siddarth and Adam. He was married to the late Protima Bedi, an Odissi dancer, and their daughter Pooja Bedi grew up to be an actress in Hindi films. Kabir is a voting member of the prestigous Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, who are responsible for presenting the Oscar awards. He is also a voting member of the Screen Actors Guild.
He has also won numerous film, advertising and popularity awards across Europe and India